Inclement weather safety

With the recent heavy snowfall and cold weather, a few safety precautions from Uintah Fire District chief Jeremy Raymond:
1. Make sure you have working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in your home or business.
2. If you are having electrical problems, contact a qualified electrician. If a breaker continues to trip, have it professionally checked.
3. Gas lines and gas meters need to be clear from snow and ice. If you have lines on rooftops, inspect them. Be safe when you are on the roof. If you smell or suspect a gas leak, call 911.
4. Fire hydrants need to have a 3-foot clearance. Be careful not pile snow on top of hydrants.
5. Heat lamps and other heating devices need to be securely fastened when they are around pets and livestock.
6. Chimneys need to be inspected, cleaned and free of any creosote buildup.
Questions can be addressed to the Uintah Fire District at 435-781-6755 during normal business hours.